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Packing for a safari, particularly if it is your first trip to the African wilderness, can be a daunting experience.

Ilita Lodge Accommodation Great Brak (Garden Route, South Africa)
Back to Basics: Matering & Exposure Compensation

Okay, so there is one more pretty technical piece that we need to cover in the Back to Basics series before moving on to the more exciting stuff. That is exposure [...]

15 things to do in Paternoster on the West Coast

By Roxanne Reid. For the locals, life in Paternoster still revolves around the sea. Fishing is the historical lifeblood of the village and fishermen still go out almost every day [...]

Dreaming Big: The Case for An Entrepreneurial African Culture

While surfing the web the other day, I came across an interesting story. Two young, hopeful, college-aged Africans entered into an entrepreneurial contest and went on to win some money [...]

Endangered African penguins stuck in ecological trap due to overfishing

New research indicates that juvenile African penguins are continuously foraging in areas of low food availability due to climate change and overfishing. The research conducted by an international group of [...]

Elgin and Hermanus: road trip into the Cape Overberg

​By Roxanne Reid. When last did you go online to book a little getaway? And which accommodation aggregator did you use? I’ve just used Accommodation Direct for the first time [...]

Eight Bells Mountain Inn Accommodation Mossel Bay / Ruiterbos (Garden Route, South Africa)
Back to Basics: ISO

So we are comfortable with the numbers on the front of our lens, we understand what aperture is and how we can use it creatively, we are able to use [...]

Boardwalk Lodge Accommodation Wilderness (Garden Route, South Africa)
Behind the Frame – Cheetah Chase

Few things are as exhilarating to watch as a cheetah running at full speed and the southern plains of Tanzania and Kenya’s Masai Mara must be the best destinations to [...]

A decade of Fairtrade impact for Liberation

2017 marks the ten-year anniversary of Liberation Foods, the UK-based Fairtrade, farmer-owned nut company that has gone from strength to strength in its first decade and now supplies a host [...]

Save up to 54% on South African national parks book

By Roxanne Reid. It’s February, the month of love. And because I love South Africa’s national parks and wild spaces, I’m offering a special price countdown deal on my e-book A [...]

Lens Review: Canon 400 f4 DO II

It’s no secret that I have grown very fond of my Canon EF 400 f/2.8 mk1. It’s travelled with me extensively over the past 5 years, and the images I [...]

Xanadu Guest Villa Accommodation Wilderness (Garden Route, South Africa)
Back to basics: shutter speed

Now that we have been able to achieve autofocus on our subject and have selected the correct aperture to ensure that the we render our subject sharp and in focus, [...]

8 best things to do on safari in Botswana

​By Roxanne Reid. Landlocked in the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana is one of the most diverse safari experiences on the continent. Every day will reveal something new and thrilling. [...]

The power of cropping

Whilst there is no substitute for attention to detail whilst composing a shot in the field, cropping is a powerful tool to be used in post processing. For one, it [...]

Africa Speaks Digital in So Lo Mo

The ability to communicate for Africans using digital tools is important in an age of progressive digital technologies. Mobile tech has changed the way African people are communicating in their [...]

Lightroom, Photoshop, Whatever

I truly believe that a lot of people completely overthink their wildlife photography and this is something that is not only counterproductive to creating great images but it also creates a [...]